Is ‘Gentle Ben’ Carson About to ‘Go Grizzly’?

Dr. Ben Carson (Photo credit: Michael Vadon)

Dr. Ben Carson (Photo credit: Michael Vadon)

If anyone thinks “Gentle Ben” Carson is a pushover, they’ve got another think coming.

The former neurosurgeon and Republican presidential hopeful had the audacity to utter honest remarks about Islam recently that sent the Tolerance Nazis into a tizzy. (These people are nothing if not predictable.) Why, the good folks at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) called upon Carson to drop out of the presidential race, saying he was “unfit to lead.”

Like they’d know?

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Carson isn’t about to go gently into the night. In fact, he refuses to bow to the PC speech code. “It’s dangerous and I will not abide by it,” Carson wrote in a September 23 email to supporters. Oh, and the subject line in that email? It was, “I Will Not Back Down.

I don’t know about you, but I’m kinda likin’ the sound of that. It’s about time.

“You know the arrows are out for me,” Carson wrote in the Wednesday email. He also asked for help to push back. Saying, “I want you to know exactly where I stand,” Carson also outlined his beliefs and declared, “I will not back down.” He added:

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Many parts of Sharia Law are not compatible with the U.S. Constitution. Under Sharia, homosexuals — men and women alike — must be killed. Women must be subservient. And people following other religions must be killed as well.

There are many peaceful Muslims who do not adhere to these beliefs. But until these tenets are fully renounced I cannot advocate any Muslim candidate for President.

Carson also said he wouldn’t advocate for Hillary “What Difference Does It Make?” Clinton for president.

For expressing his “honest opinion” – and we all know where that can get you in politics – “Gentle Ben” said he’s come under “intense fire from the media, nearly every leading Democrat, and even some of my Republican peers.”

Know what? He doesn’t care. (Wow. Imagine that.) Carson wrote:

Too many Americans have been persuaded to follow the Far Left’s political correctness (PC) speech code, believing that if only we are extra careful to not offend anyone, we will achieve unity. This would not be unity — it would be paralysis.

Political correctness run amok is preventing us from speaking honestly about our challenges, our differences and our culture. It’s dangerous and I will not abide by it.

Saying he’s not a “politician with my finger in the wind, and running for President was not on my bucket list,” Carson asserted that he’s not “going to say whatever I need to say to get elected.” he vowed to speak the truth and do what he believes is right and just — “even if it makes some uncomfortable.”

Carson re-affirmed his commitment to the Constitution and the Judeo-Christian values from whence it came saying:

I believe deeply in every word of the U.S. Constitution and the Judeo-Christian values that form its foundation. As your President I would swear to preserve, protect and defend it.

That would be a refreshing change from nearly eight years of Mr. Pen and a Phone, End-Run-Around-Congress-Every-Time-I-Don’t-Get-My-Way now, wouldn’t it?

Carson wrapped up the message on a hopeful note: “The Far Left and even some of my Republican peers are trying to use this episode as a way to bring down my candidacy, but together we can emerge stronger than ever.”

In other words: Don’t underestimate “Gentle Ben.” Sounds like he’s about to “go grizzly.”

God bless him.

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  • Thisoldspouse

    Ben Carson has been “pushed over” enough that I cannot support him for president. Guns, “gays” and immigration are each, separately, deal breakers for me, or any committed conservative.

    We don’t need immigration “reform,” we need firm immigration ENFORCEMENT!!!!!

    • Bob Ellis

      Though I was as impressed as anyone when Dr. Carson told it like it is at the prayer breakfast a few years ago, I’ve always believed he lacked the ‘in the trenches” political experience to make a good run as president. Though this years “anti-establishment” sentiment is helping him more than I would have foreseen, these “missteps” on things like the Second Amendment and such are indicative of why I don’t believe he has enough political experience. He hasn’t weighed the ins and outs of some political topics, and (unlike the Right) the Left is clever enough to lead people into rhetorical traps if they aren’t very careful.

      If push came to shove, I’d like to believe Carson would come down on the right side of most issues. But I’d rather not put someone “wobbly” to the test.